Have you sold anything on Ebay?

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  1. earllogjam

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    I am thinking of selling some stuff on Ebay instead of having a garage sale this summer. Would sell stuff from my aunt's estate as well. Jewelry, clothes, shoes, furniture...etc.

    How easy or hard is it to get set up and list things for sale on Ebay? Cost? Time? How do you get paid?

    Was it worth your while selling on Ebay? Did you make any money?
     
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    I've sold my old tat on ebay, and personally never had a problem on the 50 or so transactions I've made. I kinda feel like I shouldn't use it, because of the reliance on Paypal (I haven't had problems, but don't really like the idea of them in principle), but it's a good enough place to trade.

    If you're computer literate it doesn't take too long to set-up and list things, as long as you make things neat, clear and presentable I really don't think you need to be too flashy (like paying for extra highlighting and stuff). You'll almost certainly have to use Paypal, which the buyer uses to transfer money from their Paypal account to yours for a small fee (for the buyer), and you're charged a small fee to transfer those funds into your bank account.
     
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    I have sold only one thing on ebay and the transaction went well. But the first attempt to sell it was not a very good experience because the winning bidder did not pay for the product because they did not have a paypal account. Just make sure when you list you check off that the buyer have paypal in order to bid or you could end up wasting your time.
     
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    I do better on Amazon.
     
  5. earllogjam

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    How do you sell on Amazon if you don't have a business license or a retailer?
     
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    If one has to be a retailer or have a business license, it's news to me.
     
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    Just got a bid on your kidneys.


























    (calm down everyone I meant his crate of cans of kidney beans)
     
  8. earllogjam

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    Buy Now and I'll throw in my bladder.
     
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    I've never sold on e-bay but I've sold books and movies on Amazon. It's very easy to establish a Seller Account there.

    If you want to know about e-bay, pm HellsKitchenManNYC. Hells does a lot of business there. It's practically a second job.
     
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    Never sold anything, but I bought off of there twice and it went well.

    What've you got? Anything interesting?
     
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    You skinned yourself and sold your tattoo? :eek::confused::wtf2:
     
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    If you are selling books, videos, CDs then Amazon is your best bet - but remember you can list a book and it will still be sitting there unsold months later.

    For just about anything else eBay is your best bet. You do pretty much need a PayPal account (linked to your bank account) and the validation process for this takes a few days. Start off selling some low value articles so you get some sort of confidence rating from buyers - most people won't buy a high value item from a novice.

    eBay can give you high prices, and you can also sell the unusual. As an eBay seller I've accepted that every so often I get a problem buyer - it happens. There can also be issues with items damaged in the post.
     
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